Crowns and Bridges on Implants

Crowns and Bridges on Implants

Can dental crowns and bridges be fixed on one-phase Implants?

In the world of dentistry, all of us have heard it all: brush your teeth at least twice a day, use a floss, replacing a tooth is mostly painful, a dental filling will not help you to chew again, and so on. People had believed that crowns and bridges won’t work and would become stained or yellow over time. Crowns or bridges look fake and are more immune to damage. Some say crowns and bridges on implants are not safe. All these common dental procedures might make people terrified.

But modern dentistry has proved it wrong. With the emerging modern tools and technology, dental procedures are quite safe, not painful, and comfortable and don’t last for long. So, in this context, let’s understand about dental crowns and bridges on implants and determine how they are right for people.

Dental crowns and bridges on implants are fixed prosthetic devices. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is used to cover a damaged tooth. It mends the normal tooth which has been weakened by decay or injury. It brings back the shape, size, beauty, and strengthens it.

Bridges are a replacement for either one or more missing teeth. Both Crowns and bridges are firmly cemented onto the existing teeth or implants. They can be removed only by a dentist, unlike the dentures which are self removable.

A Dental Crown is needed when:
– The tooth is cracked, weakened or worn down
– The cavity is too enormous for a filling
– The dental implant needs a covering
– The tooth has undergone a root canal and a crown is needed to restore the tooth
– A poorly shaped and discolored tooth needs a covering
– A cosmetic modification is needed

Crowns are made from a variety of materials like ceramics, porcelain, metal alloys, gold, acrylic, and resin which are quite resilient and durable. Porcelain and ceramic can be duplicated to the color of your natural teeth.

The dentist first applies anesthetic to numb the tooth. A dental drill is used to create enough space for the crown to be placed. The outer surface of the tooth from the top and sides is removed. A crown buildup is created on which the crown would sit. Post that, with the help of a dental impression paste, putty, or a digital scanner, the dentist creates an impression of the tooth. This impression is then sent to a laboratory to make a crown.

How do Bridges Work? Bridges are recommended when you are missing one or more teeth. If the gaps of the missing teeth are left idle for long, it results in a bad bite as the remaining teeth rotate or shift into the empty spaces. It may also lead to gum diseases.

Bridges are generally made of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and they are called abutment teeth. They support the bridge as anchors. The tooth in between is called a pontic which is attached to the crowns and it covers the abutment.

However, all of the above beliefs are false. The material Porcelain does not allow the crown to stain. Crowns look, feel, and act just like the natural teeth. Nobody would be able to make out the difference between the crowns and the natural teeth in reality. Crowns and bridges on implants can last for a lifetime.

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Source: iliDent Implantology and Oral Surgery Center Budapest © Copyright 2020

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